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Saturday, 1 June 2019

It's A Bugs Life

Good morning,  happy Saturday, and welcome to June. Do you remember last year when it was the start of a very long, hot Summer, I'm hoping that we get a little more of that! The fun new challenge over at Country View Crafts has been chosen by the lovely Jane, and it's 'It's a Bugs Life' Only a couple of months ago I was in Africa in Disney enjoying this film, though it seems like years ago now. Here's what I've made.


 I started with a Clarity stencil and some Distress Inks and brushes.

Then I used my very favourite 'happy birthday' sentiment which is a JOFY one  for Paper Artsy.

 I made a bit of a mess of it at the top, but it hardly showed, till I tried to correct it then it was much more obvious doh!

The stamped butterfly is by Rubber Dance, and the flying critters are Tim Holtz's Geo Springtime , and Geo Insects. I cut these with some wax paper and the pieces fell out beautifully, but then I lost the will to live trying to paper piece them so I just cut them a few times in different papers.

The 'wild and free' is by Rubber Dance, and I've matted and layered another 'happy birthday' so all's well again.
 I hope you have a very happy June, and be kind to the bugs, we need the bugs - except flies, no one needs flies!
Take care, and thanks very much for looking x

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful piece, love those butterflies. I'm hoping we don't get heat this summer like last year, it was awful! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Lovely background for your critters, wax paper or not! But been there done that... wax paper is just too thin to survive much handling! xx

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  3. Fabulous stencilled background for your lovely geo insects!!! Have a great June!!! Big hugs

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  4. Wonderful piece of art and I chuckled in agreement at losing the will to live! hahaha Those little buggers are lethal - death by a thousand die cuts lol, xox

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  5. gorgeous work Sue - those insects look fab!!! And the background is wonderful!!! Hugs rachel xx

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  6. I love the gentle air-brushed look of the pastel background, and those geometric insects look really cool. What a great card.
    Alison x

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  7. Let's hope we do get another hot summer Sue. Your card is really beautiful, I love it xxx

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  8. Wonderful card, very creative and lovely Sue.
    Great mix of insects stamps and die-cuts, they look fabulous together!
    Hope you're having a bit sun again today! :D xx

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  9. Fab card Sue! It looks very delicate !
    Corrie xx

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  10. Sue , I love this , the bugs are wonderful, and the butterfly really great, might have a look at that, lol- your lovely tones gives the most beautiful background !! Hugs, Dorthe xx

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  11. This looks so nice, a great card.
    Love the butterflies and flying critters.

    Happy June Days.

    All the best Jan

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